Letter – Henry Richmond to Robert Mulcaster – 22 Mar 1769

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Mar 1769
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Robert Mulcaster
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Robt Mulcaster at Blaydon                                                     Newca[stle] 22d March 1769


The demand upon you of 3s 4d for a Church Cess is not legal; for the Lead trade is not liable by Law either to poor Cess or Church Cess; this Matter has been tryed & determined. & if you pay poor Cess it is only during Sir Wrs pleasure; who may if the parish is troublesome about these Cesses discontinue the payment of poor Cess as he has done in the parish of Stanhope; where they were not content with letting Matters go on in the Old Way. P.S. Mr Mitchinson tells me he has lost his tickett for 20 p[iece]s re[fine]d> Lead, You’ll take Care whom you deliver that Lead to, in Case the Tickett should be brought you . I am etc    HR

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467